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(Seated in the summoning circle, Sid lifts his wrist and begins to chant. The circle lights up and the form of Greed takes shape again from the bracelet.)

Greed: What is this? You again, little Thiefking?
Sid: Me again, yes! Hello!

Greed: My time is very precious to me, and yet you keep stealing it away.
Greed: Dedium donum, small one. What do you offer this time?

Sid: Well.. three pence. But it’s all we have left.
Greed: Trifling. Yet, so very important to you..

Greed: That sweetens them, yes. Recipiaro donum, you may speak.
Sid: Fantastic! Now, I can get that statue back for you! If you’d just drop the ‘death by sundown’ thing I’ll-

Greed: And why should I return my gift when I can instead wait for the next Thiefking to try his luck?
Sid: ..good question! Well, uhm-
Harry: (stepping into the circle) Because I’ll make you a deal.

Harry: Give me one week to find the thing. If I don’t, you can damn well kill the both of us.

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Even if she’s speaking in a manner very rude for the time, she would still have said “both of us”, not “the both of us”.

Even if she’s speaking in a manner very rude for the time, she would still have said “both of us”, not “the both of us”.

You know…..

I’m not ready to ship them romantically but, combined with his knack for getting her to let her guard down to the point of making her laugh, the fact that Harry is now sticking her neck out in a big way for Sidney says a lot about how she feels about him as a friend.

I think a large part of her willingness to stick her neck out comes from the fact that she feels this is at least partially her fault, as shown by the cave conversation.  It’s one thing if you’re both going to die for your mistakes, it’s an entirely different thing for one person to die while you get to live.

You know…..

I’m not ready to ship them romantically but, combined with his knack for getting her to let her guard down to the point of making her laugh, the fact that Harry is now sticking her neck out in a big way for Sidney says a lot about how she feels about him as a friend.

I think a large part of her willingness to stick her neck out comes from the fact that she feels this is at least partially her fault, as shown by the cave conversation.  It’s one thing if you’re both going to die for your mistakes, it’s an entirely different thing for one person to die while you get to live.

“and why should I…”

a) because it’s faster?
b) because you know he’ll return the bracelet?

>____>

Don’t really see why she went and specified an amount of time either.

Oh well.

Time doesn’t mean so much when you’re chilling in a bracelet.

I guess, but 1 is still shorter than 2, right?

And the fact that he’s guaranteed to return the bracelet (which he wanted, right? Next “thief king” isn’t guaranteed to, after all) has to count for something :-p Although if you are allowed to “trade in” the treasure once you’re told you made the choice that will basically kill you and “redo” your choice, why didn’t he get the statue back earlier? I can’t imagine anyone would stick with it once they’re told they’ll die in a day. Are they the first ones to summon him? Oh well :p

It’s just that the spirit didn’t strike me as a pure jerk, to be honest, and not striking such a deal when it benefits him (however little) is a bit.. jerky :p I mean, he seems more interested in hoarding material stuff of sentimental/personal value than “enjoying the suffering of mortals”, unless I misread him completely :-p

I can pretty much see him going “hm, yes, your life is so very important to you” next panel, though <.< Silly Harry, opening your mouth during a ritual.

Although I guess he’s guaranteed to if you can “trade it” in like mentioned. Argh, confusion level rising. Plot hole or am I just stupid <__<).

I'mma stop thinking about this now.

Presume that you can only offer a spirit what is yours to give, so you can’t just throw goons at it and ask it to leave you alone.
He never got the statue back earlier because everyone previously tried to take it, though it hasn’t been moved for quite a long time, hence why it was in a fancy cave all of its own. They’re not the first to summon him, but they are the first ones to resummon him and give him a different offer that’s worth considering :) 

And yeah it’s being a bit vindictive, but only insomuch as it wants to take important stuff from people, and if it reckons it can wait it out a little longer and nab another life along the way too, it’ll take the path that’ll gain it an extra goodie. 

That seem ok to you? I’m not half worried that I’ve messed everything up now, haha

Well, at least it made it a bit better, haha :p

But if he’d rather wait and get another life than not get the life and be freed, doesn’t that mean he doesn’t really want to be freed in the first place (staying in bracelet and feeding on peoples valuables occassionaly>freedom)?

Is it really an extra goodie? Couldn’t he keep doing his stuff even while free of the bracelet? If he’d rather wait in it that’ll have to mean that being in the bracelet is advantageous somehow to being free, and thus he doesn’t really want to be free in the first place (thus contradicting Mr. Wizards earlier statement)?

Haha, I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be poking at the plot this much :p I can’t help it, really! When I see a story I like, I just start looking for things like this xD

I think it’s more along the lines of him going “Well, I’m not getting the freedom… But hey look! Free stuff!”

He want’s freedom, but he IS greedy, so anything else he can get, tides him over for a bit. It’s not what he wants… But he has it. And that pleases him.

At least, that’s how I see it.

“and why should I…”

a) because it’s faster?
b) because you know he’ll return the bracelet?

>____>

Don’t really see why she went and specified an amount of time either.

Oh well.

Time doesn’t mean so much when you’re chilling in a bracelet.

I guess, but 1 is still shorter than 2, right?

And the fact that he’s guaranteed to return the bracelet (which he wanted, right? Next “thief king” isn’t guaranteed to, after all) has to count for something :-p Although if you are allowed to “trade in” the treasure once you’re told you made the choice that will basically kill you and “redo” your choice, why didn’t he get the statue back earlier? I can’t imagine anyone would stick with it once they’re told they’ll die in a day. Are they the first ones to summon him? Oh well :p

It’s just that the spirit didn’t strike me as a pure jerk, to be honest, and not striking such a deal when it benefits him (however little) is a bit.. jerky :p I mean, he seems more interested in hoarding material stuff of sentimental/personal value than “enjoying the suffering of mortals”, unless I misread him completely :-p

I can pretty much see him going “hm, yes, your life is so very important to you” next panel, though <.< Silly Harry, opening your mouth during a ritual.

Although I guess he’s guaranteed to if you can “trade it” in like mentioned. Argh, confusion level rising. Plot hole or am I just stupid <__<).

I'mma stop thinking about this now.

Presume that you can only offer a spirit what is yours to give, so you can’t just throw goons at it and ask it to leave you alone.
He never got the statue back earlier because everyone previously tried to take it, though it hasn’t been moved for quite a long time, hence why it was in a fancy cave all of its own. They’re not the first to summon him, but they are the first ones to resummon him and give him a different offer that’s worth considering :) 

And yeah it’s being a bit vindictive, but only insomuch as it wants to take important stuff from people, and if it reckons it can wait it out a little longer and nab another life along the way too, it’ll take the path that’ll gain it an extra goodie. 

That seem ok to you? I’m not half worried that I’ve messed everything up now, haha

Well, at least it made it a bit better, haha :p

But if he’d rather wait and get another life than not get the life and be freed, doesn’t that mean he doesn’t really want to be freed in the first place (staying in bracelet and feeding on peoples valuables occassionaly>freedom)?

Is it really an extra goodie? Couldn’t he keep doing his stuff even while free of the bracelet? If he’d rather wait in it that’ll have to mean that being in the bracelet is advantageous somehow to being free, and thus he doesn’t really want to be free in the first place (thus contradicting Mr. Wizards earlier statement)?

Haha, I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be poking at the plot this much :p I can’t help it, really! When I see a story I like, I just start looking for things like this xD

I think it’s more along the lines of him going “Well, I’m not getting the freedom… But hey look! Free stuff!”

He want’s freedom, but he IS greedy, so anything else he can get, tides him over for a bit. It’s not what he wants… But he has it. And that pleases him.

At least, that’s how I see it.

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